Election night in 2016 must have been rough for former President Obama. By rejecting Hillary Clinton and electing Trump, Americans were casting aside the continuation of Obama’s policies. According to a new book by one of his staffers, this made him pretty angry.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Obama Privately Fumed Over Voters Electing Trump: ‘They Can Just Have a Cartoon’
When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, then-President Barack Obama expressed disappointment that voters seemed to want a “cartoon” as president, according to a book by one of his former advisers.
Ben Rhodes, former Obama deputy national security adviser, wrote about Obama’s worries in his upcoming book The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, the New York Times reports. The book focuses on Rhodes’ eight years in Obama’s administration, as he examines the decisions to intervene in Libya and to authorize the raid to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Obama spoke with his chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan, and Rhodes by telephone on election night to figure out what he should say, prompting Rhodes to ask if he should offer his reassurances to allies. “No, I don’t think that I’m the one to tell them that,” Obama said.
A day after the election, Obama sent a message to Rhodes to cheer him, saying “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.”
Sorry Obama. The nation was ready for real change.